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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Trade through Nogales could exceed $35 billion in 2014

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The Nogales Port Authority Board has seen a substantial increase in truck traffic and the overall value of trade through the Mariposa Port of Entry since 2010. The dollars of trade goods transported through the Mariposa Port of Entry, estimated at $20-$25 billion in 2011 , and is now estimated at $30-35 billion in 2014,… Read More →

18 Ryley Carlock & Applewhite attorneys earn recognition

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that 18 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Phoenix shareholder Michael D. Moberly is named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Phoenix Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in a practice area in the community… Read More →

Four RDP attorneys honored as Best Lawyers

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, said four attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers®. The Best Lawyers in America is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession, now in its 20th edition. Attorneys who are recognized as Best Lawyers® are confidentially evaluated… Read More →

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator Helps Tech Innovators

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Wells Fargo began accepting applications through October 1 from young companies interested in joining the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. Wells Fargo will make a direct equity investment of $50,000… Read More →

Big-money Grand Canyon contracts up for bid

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A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year. The contract first went out for bid a year ago. But Grand Canyon Superintendent… Read More →

Number of independent voters in Arizona grows

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The number of independent voters has continued to grow in the months since they passed Republicans as the largest voter bloc in Arizona. The change continues a pattern that has been ongoing for years — a growing number of voters don’t want to be associated with either major political party. Figures released by the Secretary… Read More →

Is Phoenix-based PetSmart for sale?

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Bowing to pressure from investors, Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain said that it will weigh “strategic alternatives” after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to… Read More →

Martha C. Patrick – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Martha C. Patrick – Shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo Certified as a tax specialist, Best Lawyers in America has named Patrick the 2014 Phoenix tax “Lawyer of the Year.” Patrick represents clients in tax controversies. Greatest accomplishment: “Successfully resolving my clients’ issues with the IRS. Nothing could be greater or provide more satisfaction.” Surprising fact: “When I… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges hit big on social media

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Maricopa Community Colleges have reached a milestone in connecting with the community through social media. To date, Maricopa Community Colleges has been “liked” or “followed” upwards of 50,000 times across their top three platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Facebook makes up the bulk of engaged community members, having just reached 40,000 followers today. By comparison,… Read More →

Banner MDA engaged in cutting-edge study

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A cutting-edge research study at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a major difference in treating breast cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations on either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The Brocade Study will enroll patients with… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona collects more than 19 tons of food

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Wells Fargo Arizona’s team members collected 39,328 pounds of food during the company’s statewide food drive that took place June 10-24. The amount of food collected was equivalent to providing 66,124 meals and benefitted Association of Arizona Food Banks members throughout the state at a time when the need is so great. Food collection bins… Read More →

Marcia L. Mintz – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Marcia L. Mintz – President, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Mintz leads the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation and community benefit for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. She has more than 20 years of international and national experience in creating community and business partnerships through development and philanthropy. Greatest accomplishment: “Knowing that my work is contributing… Read More →

UA College of Public Health adds Halpern

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The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health welcomes new faculty member Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor and chair of the public health policy and management section. Dr. Halpern has more than 20 years of experience in health services research and policy analysis, including evaluating patterns of medical… Read More →

Phoenix Makes Case to Host Democratic Convention in ’16

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City and government officials in Phoenix are currently preparing for a visit Sept. 9-11 from the Democratic National Committee. Phoenix joins four other cities – New York City; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; and Birmingham, Ala. – as finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The committee of Democratic officials to visit Phoenix makes up the… Read More →

Fortis boosts power with Acquisition of UNS Energy

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Fortis Inc. completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies. TEP and UES will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to… Read More →